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What is a “Techno-fix”?

I briefly mentioned in one of my previous blog posts the term “techno-fix” and defined it as “…something that addresses a symptom or side-effect of a problem but not the root.” As you can probably guess, techno-fix is short for technological … Continue reading

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US Politics: Keystone Pipeline

This is yesterday’s episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. http://thedailyshow.cc.com/full-episodes/s0jf6y/november-20–2014—eddie-redmayne?xrs=synd_facebook_112114_tds_85 As Jon puts, “…so it looks the keystone pipeline is either a 1200 mile long, job creating slip and slide made out of rainbows and children’s dreams…or the … Continue reading

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The Salmon Canon

The latest techno-fix (that is something that addresses a symptom or side-effect of a problem but not the root) of  environmental issues is the Salmon Canon. Hydro electric companies want to use rivers and streams but salmon need to swim … Continue reading

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Seals assaulting, but not eating, penguins?

Marion Island is situated in the Indian Ocean between South Africa and Antarctic and is home to many sub-Antarctic species such as the King Penguin and the Antarctic Fur Seal.  Because both species have a diet that is heavily reliant on … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Early Evolutionary Theory

As biologists we are somewhat obliged to accept the current paradigm of evolutionary theory, in other words, the theory presented by Darwin (and Wallace).  There have been many times that I have come across creationists refusing to even consider learning … Continue reading

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The Unist’ot’en Camp Resistance

This is a 10 minute video, which is relatively long for the YouTube videos these days, but if you’re like me and you’ve binge-watched several seasons on Netflix in a matter of days, then you can definitely sit and watch … Continue reading

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